Carrell Jamilano (California)
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[Jesus] said to [the disciples], “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish . . . for all these people.” - Luke 9:13 (NRSV)
I work as a spiritual director and youth minister. After days of working long hours to prepare for a youth retreat without asking for help, I finally prayed. “God, I want to lead these youth to you, but I am completely exhausted. Please, please! Multiply my efforts like you multiplied...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE